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A day of backcountry cooking at Black Park

A day of learning to bake, steam, roast and cook on campfires. Starting with bread making, we made an unleavened  dough, baking the bread around the campfire. The campfire oven, a fire pit with hot rocks had been slowly cooking our joint of lamb and now it was time to dig it out, carefully uncovering our roast lunch!

Steaming trout in damp moss over a campfire

Steaming trout in damp moss over a campfire

A selection of fish, tuna and trout were steamed over the fire. Wrapped in burdock leaves, the fish cooked in the steam of the damp moss, creating a delicately cooked fish.

Backcountry cooking, lamb roasted in a fire pit with fresh baked bread

Backcountry cooking, lamb roasted in a fire pit with fresh baked bread

The star attraction, roast lamb cooked in the woods. The lamb was cooked to perfection, eaten with some of the baked bread, no one went hungry. But just in case, there was a variety of items to kebab and then it was on to making drop scones, topped with home made damson jam.

Backcountry cooking; campfire kebabs

Backcountry cooking; campfire kebabs